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Capital punishment in Britain.

Catherine Hayes

History of the death penalty in Britain

Complete listings of British executions

Sarah Malcolm

The origins of judicial hanging in Britain

England & Wales - 1900 - 1931 & 1932 - 1964

Jenny Diver

Timeline of British capital punishment

England & Wales 1868 - 1899 & 1837 - 1868

Elizabeth Harrard

The history of judicial hanging

England & Wales 1800 - 1827 & 1828 -1836

Mary Blandy

The end of public hangings

England & Wales 1735 – 1799 by circuit

Elizabeth Jeffries

The reprieve system 

Scotland 1800 -1899 & 1900 - 1963

Earl Ferrers

Insanity and the death penalty

Northern Ireland 1900 -1961

Elizabeth Brownrigg

Royal Commission Reports 1886 & 1953

Southern Irish executions 1900 - 1954 & 1835 - 1899

Mary Jones

Arguments for and against capital punishment (UK)

Channel Islands and Isle of Man executions

Ann Beddingfield

Thoughts on crime and punishment

The female hanged 1800 - 1868 & 1868 - 1955

Charlotte Gardiner

Thoughts on Human Rights

The female executed 1735 - 1799

Elizabeth Taylor

Executions of children, juveniles & teenage girls

Executions at the Tower of London

Phoebe Harris

English hangmen 1850 - 1964

Hanged at Execution Dock

Sarah Lloyd

Earlier hangmen

Hanging myths and facts

Ann Hurle

Abolition of capital punishment

The evolution of long drop hanging 19th century

Elizabeth Godfrey


The evolution of long drop hanging 20th century

Edith Morrey

The 18th & 19th century UK index page

Eliza Fenning


Elizabeth Fricker

The death penalty in the USA.

Melinda Mapson

Hanged by the neck until you are dead!

Billy Bailey

Mary Bateman

Lethal Injection with specific cases opposite

Velma Barfeld, Karla Faye Tucker, Christina Riggs

Infanticide (4 cases)

The electric chair with specific cases opposite

Toni Jo Henry, Nicholas Ingram & Judi Buenoano

Catherine Kinrade

The gas chamber with specific cases opposite

Barbara Graham, Robert Alton Harris, Jimmy Gray

John Thurtell

Firing squad – Gilmore, Taylor & Gardner

Charlie Brooks - the first lethal injection

Jane Scott

Timothy Judy - Indiana 1981

US executions updated monthly

Bel Mc’Menemy

The American female hanged

Arguments for and against the death penalty (USA)

Arsenic poisoners

American female executions 1900 - 2015  Bios of them

The death penalty and deterrence in the USA

Mary Ann Burdock

Kentucky murders 1897 - 1936

Kentucky murders 1962 -2008

The Stackpooles

Rainey Bethea - the last public hanging


Helen Blackwood

Execution methods

Elizabeth Browne



Maria Manning

Present day and recent methods

From times gone by

John Tawell

The process of judicial hanging

Burning at the stake

Victorian child murderers (9 cases)


The garrote

Catherine Wilson

Lethal Injection

The guillotine

Franz Műller

The electric chair

Hanging, drawing and quartering

Frances Kidder

Shooting and the firing squad

The Gallows Galleries

Thomas Wells

The gas chamber

The Gallows Galleries 2

Alexander Mackay


Mary Ann Barry

Histories of some English “hanging” prisons & places of execution

William Horry



Frances Stewart

Armley prison Leeds

Maidstone prison

Elizabeth Pearson

Beaumaris Gaol (Anglesey)

Newgate prison 1800 - 1902

Mary Lefley

Bodmin Gaol

Pentonville prison

Selina Wadge

Derby’s three prisons

Shepton Mallet prison

Kate Webster

Durham prison

Strangeways prison (Manchester)

Elizabeth Berry

Gloucester prison

Walton prison (Liverpool)

Margaret Walber

Holloway prison

Wandsworth prison

Phoenix Park cases

Horsemonger Lane Gaol in Surrey

Winson Green prison (Birmingham)

Louisa Jane Taylor

Lancaster Castle

York castle prison

Mary Wheeler

Places of execution 18/19th centuries

Places of execution in the 20th century

Baby Farmers


Mary Ann Ansell

Capital punishment worldwide

Louise Masset


Emily Swann

Overview of the death penalty worldwide in 2015

Executions worldwide updated monthly

The Stratton brothers

Female executions 2000 - 2016

Female hangings worldwide 1988 - 2016

Rhoda Willis

Abolition of the death penalty in Europe

Focus on the execution of women in Iran

Edith Thompson

Last female executions in Europe

Focus on the execution of children in Iran

Susan Newell

The situation in Commonwealth countries

Focus on executions in Kuwait

Louie Calvert

Canadian hangings 1867 - 1962

Spanish executions 1812 - 1975

Ethel Lilly Major

Nazi female war criminals

Australian executions 1870 - 1967

Charlotte Bryant

Women executed by the Nazis

Singapore’s female hangings

Nurse Waddingham

British executions of war criminals at Hameln


Dr. Buck Ruxton



James McNicol

Some cases from around the world

Margaret Allen



Norman Goldthorpe

Irma Grese - Nazi war criminal

The Toa Payoh ritual murders in Singapore

Derek Bentley

Juana Borman - Nazi war criminal

Angel Pui Peng - hanged in Singapore for drugs

Louisa Merrifield

Jean Lee - the last woman hanged in Australia

Flor Contemplacion - hanged in Singapore

Styllou Christofi

Hilda Blake - the only woman hanged in Manitoba

John Scripps - hanged in Singapore for murder

Ruth Ellis

Shahla Jahed - executed in Iran in 2010

Sandra Smith - last woman hanged in South Africa

John Vickers

Olga Hepnarová hanged in Czechoslovakia

Mona Fandey - hanged in Malaysia for murder

Dennis Howard

Elina Zlatanova - Bulgaria’s last female execution

Mariette Bosch - Botswana

Vivian Teed



Peter Manuel

Links, about the author and bibliography

Ronald Marwood



Guenther Podola

Links to other interesting sites

About the author and bibliography

Francis Forsyth


Victor John Terry


Henry John Burnett



Robert McGladdery



James Hanratty



Pascoe & Whitty



Allen and Evans